I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

Come play with us and the shadows!!
Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher

Gemma Wiseman

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. Count Leo Tolstoy

The happiest people don't worry too much about whether life is fair or not, they just get on with it.  Andrew Matthews

Friday, April 26, 2013

Weekend Reflections!!

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. 

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do
what you are afraid to do.
 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature does nothing uselessly.

You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
        Chinese Proverb

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sky Watch!!

Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by  the Sky Watch team led of Yogi, Sandy and Sylvia. And this week as every week, we remember Klaus and know that he joins us in spirit! Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week!  http://skyley.blogspot.com/  

April has put a spirit of youth in everything!
William Shakespeare

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Henry David Thoreau

I go to nature to be  soothed and healed, and to have my senses
put in order.   John Burroughs

Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little she achieves her work.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Peace is a gift. It is a gift we give to ourselves. And then to each other.
Richard Goode

Mama Squirrel!!

Can you imagine being the photographer who caught this?

Mom takes action!!

Dog gets it from Mom and baby gets away!

Mother consoles baby and...
The look on the dog's face is priceless... This has to be
what he is thinking...

"What the hell happened
? Did I just get my
butt kicked by a squirrel?"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  Marcel Proust

Ah Ha! A Look at Marriage for the Day!!

"Cash, check or charge?" I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.
"So, do you always carry your TV remote?" I asked.
"No," she replied, "but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally."
I know I'm not going to understand women.
I'll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax, pour it onto your upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid of a spider.
While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor, "It is essential that husbands and wives know each other's likes and dislikes." He addressed the man, "Can you name your wife's favorite flower?"
Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "It's Pillsbury, isn't it?
A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs,the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?" 
"Yep," the wife replied, "in-laws."
A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day... 30,000 to a man's 15,000. The wife replied, "The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men... The husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?"
A man said to his wife one day, "I don't know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time." The wife responded, "Allow me to explain.God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you! 

A man and his wife were having an argument about who 
should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, "You should do it because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee. The husband said, "You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee."Wife replies, "No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee." Husband replies, "I can't believe that, show me."
So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says ....... 
The Silent Treatment 
A man and his wife were having some problems at home 
and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight. 
Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper, "Please wake me at 5:00 AM." He left it where he knew she would find it. The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. 
The paper said, "It is 5:00 AM. Wake up."
Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Our World!!!

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!

Except for the flowers, it surely didn't look like a spring day, but that's the northwest for you!! It was still a fun day seeing skyscrapers on one side and boats in the harbor across the street!! And then there were those busy, busy seagulls!

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.   Isak Dinesen

Sunday, April 21, 2013

One Quiet Moment

There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
         John Buchan

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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